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avatar hobo joe
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
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This Blog is for people on Planet Minecraft or people who play Minecraft to understand why it's important to keep going.

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Contrary to popular belief, finding your route to success is not as simple as starting at point A and looking for point B. No, it is all very complex! In fact, every person goes their own way when striving to achieve a goal, which is what makes it so unique. Think about it; if there was no struggle put into achieving a goal, then what would be the point of it?


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Now, I want you to look at this picture. Yes, it seems silly, but the reason I want to show it to you is that it is true. Success doesn't look like a nicely planned-out arrow, it is a winding spiral in which you travel to achieve a goal. Whether its improving your building style in minecraft or gaining momentum on PMC, see it through to the end.

"Without a struggle, there can be no progress"
-Frederick Douglas

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Whenever you set a goal you must be willing to put forth the work and time to be able to struggle through to the end of that goal, that way you learn from what you did and you can feel proud that you achieved something. It's this feeling of achievement that really defines if the goal was worth it or not. Now, lets take a look at this example of struggling:

A caterpillar is almost done with it's transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly. The last step of this process is for the caterpillar is to eat through the end of it's cocoon and squeeze itself through the tiny hole it chewed. The push will be hard for the caterpillar, but it's crucial for the caterpillar to struggle and squeeze through it's cocoon in order to mold it's body into that of a monarch butterfly (it still doesn't look like a butterfly inside the cocoon). If the caterpillar does not squeeze itself through the tiny opening, then the rest of it's life will be offset because it didn't struggle as needed.

I hope you enjoyed that little example, and evermore hope you understand why you need to struggle through things. Had that caterpillar not worked and worked to squeeze it's rather large body through the tiny hole, it wouldn't be able to fly. If you're trying to build something really amazing but don't have any ideas, take the time to really think of what would make it really well built, otherwise if you don't do that then the project won't look very neat because you didn't take that necessary step to fulfill your goal. Your struggles are what form your character, and mold who you become.

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer"
-Albert Einstein

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So lets say you are trying to cross a river in minecraft, but there is no way across except swimming. You can't swim since you have your nice blue shirt on, so you need to think of another way across. This is a real-life (or real game) example of when life presents you with a pot hole. Now I want you to remember this from now on; when life gives you potholes, you fill em' up. It's simple really, because in order to continue to do whatever it was you were doing before you came across the pothole, you have to stop and fill it up.

There's no way around a problem like this, all you can do is fix it. Besides, like I said before, if you don't take the necessary time to struggle through things, then you're never going to get any further.

So, back to the river problem in the begging. You decided to patch a spot over the river so you are able to cross. It might have been a lot of work, but you made it through and were successful. That's why you need to take the time to solve problems like this.

"The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes from it"
-John Ruskin

Thanks for reading, and until next time...

Keep Crafting,
-HJ
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12/03/2013 10:19 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Architect
Malit_Harring
Why have I not subbed before. Love this and it's a must read for all new members that want to generally improve themselves. Success is what you make it and you are doing a good job in encouraging me and others like me I'm sure.
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09/23/2013 4:32 am
Level 33 : Artisan Geek
PPG
what about thoose people who have like 4 projects but are like lvl 38
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09/18/2013 7:31 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Cowboy
SnargleBlargle
When life gives you potholes, don't make pothole-ade. GET MAD.
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09/18/2013 7:44 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Lol, that's always a way to go xD
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09/18/2013 8:48 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Cowboy
SnargleBlargle
I DON'T WANT YOUR -blorp- POTHOLES, WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THESE!?
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09/18/2013 9:01 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Well, you're supposed to fill them up. It's just a metaphor to stand for a problem you come across, and the only way to get around it is to struggle through and solve whatever it was.
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09/18/2013 10:18 pm
Level 54 : Grandmaster Cowboy
SnargleBlargle
DEMAND TO SEE LIFE'S MANAGER.
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09/17/2013 5:46 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
The_Dumb_Dummy
Success looks like this to me.
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Also meaning When ever I'm ALMOST there, like * * that close, something makes me restart, some how. I guess it's just something saying I shouldn't do that.
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09/17/2013 7:07 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Lol...my eyes still kinda burn O-O

Anyway, it doesn't matter how may time you try and fail, it only matters when you make it :)
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09/15/2013 2:55 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Prince
MayuriYandere
i remember when i first joined pmc i was like "erma m4ke da bst skneeenz evr!11" then i realized how hard it was and even for i time i ditched my shading and just went for the simple teen girl skin because i thought it was an easy way to get popular. but i didn't give up and here i am after countless hours spent, countless hate mails recived, countless requests denied i'm finally here about to hit 500 subs ;w;

i must agree. success isn't a straight line..at all
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09/15/2013 4:29 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Why thank you for leaving such a meaningful comment :)

I'd have to agree wit you in the sense that I could do a #instagod whenever I joined PMC, but that is impossible. I've had to work very hard to get to where I am, but it was worth the ride :)
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09/14/2013 2:54 pm
Level 23 : Expert Dragonborn
Dohvakiin
#DohvakiinApproves
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09/14/2013 3:00 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
#youmadeahoboveryhappy

:)
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09/14/2013 5:34 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Pokemon
Creamyman
#giveshobodiamondforepicness
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09/14/2013 5:36 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
lawls, thank you!! :D
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09/14/2013 5:37 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Pokemon
Creamyman
lol
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09/15/2013 2:37 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Ninja
Slayatrump
wheres the bathroom?
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09/14/2013 12:28 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Spelunker
SoggyTractor
Fabulous blog, dahling. FAABulous. And you've certainly achieved success - da views on dose rollercoasters man :o
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09/14/2013 12:30 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Thank you soggy, it means a lot coming from you :)

Well, I tried to ask you it chat but it lagged, how'd you get your own blogging site? It was very cool!!
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09/14/2013 1:13 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Spelunker
SoggyTractor
No problem :)

Well I realised how many views I had on PMC and decided I want to try making money out of it, so I just set it up with wordpress and I'm gonna place adverts on it soon and see what happens :P Plus PMC really restricts what you can write about so I need another platform. Although I'll still be blogging here!
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09/14/2013 11:36 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Creeper Hugger
Jetfrog28
"When life gives you lemons... Don't take those lemons! Throw those lemons back at life! DO you know who I am? I'm the guy who's gunna burn your house down! WITH THE LEMONS! I'm gonna get my engineers to create a combustible lemon that will BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN!" XD Awesome blog, and it's true the path to success is not like traveling straight across a frogs tongue to the fly, but more like crawiling through the frog, coming out the mouth, and traveling straights across the frogs tongue to the fly. While on fire. Being given regular electric shocks. While being shot at. With potatoes.
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09/14/2013 11:55 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Lmao, that was so funny!! Being shot at by potatoes xD

Thank you jet :))
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09/14/2013 12:00 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Creeper Hugger
Jetfrog28
XD No problem. Keep blogging! I like 'em!
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09/14/2013 12:02 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
This is one of the reasons I like blogging, because awesome people like you can really make me laugh :D
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09/14/2013 12:14 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Creeper Hugger
Jetfrog28
Thanks!
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09/14/2013 10:31 am
Level 30 : Artisan Taco
wdw4
Long story short find someone dumber than you and have them like your project... BOOM SUSCESS!
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09/14/2013 11:20 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Well, first of all that's not really success, it's more rather soliciting recognition. This blog is meant to guide people to improving something so they may succeed
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09/14/2013 8:45 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Dragon
DJ_333
Truly helpful and inspiring. Another diamond for you.
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09/14/2013 11:15 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Why thank you buddy :3
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09/13/2013 10:29 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Gent
Punkamoar
pretty good as usual, you earned (another) diamond from me

even a nice juicy beating heart
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09/14/2013 1:27 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
*gasps out of shock* Thank you so much, hobo can buy some new pants and shoes now c':
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09/14/2013 12:43 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Gent
Punkamoar
you deserve it bro
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09/13/2013 8:31 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Cake
CalPal_
Another great one! :D
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09/14/2013 1:26 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Thanks bro :)
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09/13/2013 8:00 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Blob
gabe4356
Wow...... Im speechless.... This blog is amazing. Diamond, favorite, and sub for you.
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09/14/2013 1:25 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Gahh,ipjcijcmelcmckxmkemmxe.... *hobo flips out for a sec* Thank you :'D
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09/15/2013 5:49 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
Games 159
I did the same *sniff* i dont get a thank you *sniff*... wait a second im struggling...thank you
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09/15/2013 5:57 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Oh dude, my bad. It's kinda hard keeping up with everything that happens nowa days :/ So, jnuhsunaunaudd...*hobo flips out, yet again* THANK YOU!!!!!!
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09/13/2013 7:57 pm
Level 57 : Grandmaster Engineer
Peter-
Great blog, I also like this picture as the road to success: tinypic.com/view.php?pic=24g7od3&s=5#.UjOmLXhh68E
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09/14/2013 1:25 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Yeah, I figured it would be a pretty meaningful pic. Thank you :)
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09/13/2013 1:36 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Dragon
Ben10Omnicraft
*sheds tear* This blog... is amazing! if only I could give more diamonds. XD
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09/14/2013 1:24 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Why thank you, I really am glad you liked it that much :D
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09/13/2013 9:59 am
Level 38 : Artisan Scribe
Jetra
Totally agree from the chart XD It is not a straight line, anything but that! Life is full of failures which you must overcome to achieve true success and I'm sure many can relate. I myself have had a few potholes I've managed to fill in along the way. Currently trying to achieve my final destination, but once again, it's not a straight path as I am trying to figure out what I want to do.

Once again, fantastic blog!
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09/13/2013 10:22 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Thank you!!

I felt that this blog would make a good topic :)
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09/13/2013 9:41 am
Level 36 : Artisan Ranger
dftgvhbj
This is a very inspirational blog. People can learn a lot in life from you. :D
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09/13/2013 10:24 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Thank you, it means a lot to me when I have the opportunity to help someone out :)
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09/13/2013 6:59 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Button Pusher
Ash
that success graphic is eerily similar to the one my university uses for design innovation..
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09/13/2013 7:28 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
It probably is man, I remembered the picture from some litany our band directors gave us and searched "what success really looks like"
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09/13/2013 12:01 am
Level 47 : Master Elf
admin4cc
Very nice blog you got there.
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09/13/2013 7:29 am
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Musician
hobo joe
Thanks man, very much appreciated :)
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09/12/2013 11:48 pm
Level 26 : Expert Princess
pinkiestar
Agreed! It is so hard to achieve what you want, but if you keep at it.. you can do it!
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